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Laser therapy: Gentle and painless treatment against spider veins

Treating spider veins with laser is the first choice today. It offers better results than sclerotherapy, is completely painless and can be used specifically against all types of spider veins. The laser leaves no traces, except for smooth, even skin. Minis are back in fashion with it.

Treatment Overview

  • Duration of procedure:

    approx. 30 minutes

  • Downtime:


  • Sun exposure:

    Yes, with sunscreen at least +50SPF

  • Complementary treatments:

  • Cost:

    from CHF 600.–

How does spider veins treatment with laser work?

The heat energy of the laser can penetrate under the skin and close the vein. The laser is able to collapse the spider vein by shrinking it with precisely applied heat energy. 

Laser therapy for spider vein removal is significantly different from the older, more traditional (and invasive) injection treatment – also called sclerotherapy. By using laser technology, there is no need to puncture the skin to close the small spider veins.

Both lasers and injections can effectively remove spider veins, but most patients choose lasers for several reasons: In some cases, these individuals have already tried sclerotherapy but found that it did not work. Others may choose laser because they have an aversion to needles. Some report significant pain and discomfort from sclerotherapy, as well as purple and brown scars at the injection sites. 

In the treatment against spider veins, laser penetrates the vein and closes it.

How painful is laser therapy against spider veins?

You may feel a slight burning or stinging sensation as the laser penetrates your skin. However, pain is usually minimal with laser therapy and no anesthesia is required. For those with low pain tolerance, a numbing cream may be used.

How many treatments against spider veins with laser are necessary?

The veins that are actually treated usually only require one to two treatments. However, the treatment time is limited to 30 minutes, so 2-4 treatments may be needed to treat all of them if you have a large area of spider veins.

How long does healing take after treatment with laser against spider veins?

You may notice redness and slight swelling of the treated area, which should disappear within a few days after laser therapy. Generally, the veins will turn a purple to light purple color and sometimes they may resemble a bruise and then gradually fade over the next few weeks. Cooling is usually recommended to reduce swelling. A second treatment may be needed for veins that have not completely disappeared. This occurs 6-8 weeks after the first treatment for spider veins.

“Incredibly gentle and painless, this laser treatment removes spider veins. It makes the unsightly veins on legs and face disappear.”

Dr. Kelly Vasileiadou

Are the results long-term after treatment against spider veins with laser?

Although the removal of spider veins by laser therapy cannot eliminate all imperfections in the skin, most patients are satisfied with the results. After treatment, the unsightly red veins are significantly diminished and the skin is returned to a more natural, even state. However, it is important to know that laser removal does not prevent the normal effects of aging and the treatment does not prevent the appearance of new spider veins.

Spider veins treatment with laser cost

In my practice, your well-being and an optimal result is our top priority. Each patient has an individuality whose needs are the focus of my treatments. Therefore, it is not always possible to give a general estimate of the costs. Therefore, please understand that we cannot quote generally valid prices for laser therapy. The cost of each treatment also depends on your personal initial situation and your wishes.

Are you interested in spider veins treatment with laser and would like to know more about the prices? Write us a message and make your appointment! Only in the context of a medical examination can we provide you with a personal and binding cost estimate tailored to you!

Prices for spider vein treatment with laser start from CHF 600. A specific, customized offer will be made to you after a personal consultation with clinical examination.

Schedule your appointment with Dr. Kelly® today.

Before you decide on a treatment, you have the great opportunity for a personal consultation. Our goal is to care for you not only medically, but also from person to person.

Dr. Kelly® | Aesthetic Surgery and Medicine
by Dr. Kelly Vasileiadou

Luzernerstrasse 72
CH-6333 Hünenberg See

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